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Matthew Boon

Half IRONMAN Marbella

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]At the Age of 47 and a moment of madness I agreed to enter the Marbella 70.3 Half Iron man. Having not been on a bike since being a teenager, requiring swimming lessons and with every muscle aching I am weeks away from attempting this difficult but hopefully enjoyable challenge.[/p][p]Being in the electrical industry for my whole career I thought it was fitting that in carrying out this triathlon I could raise money for such a worthy charity and cause for the Dickinson appeal.[/p][p] Caz Dickinson, a mother, grandmother and a loving wife spent 15 years working for a large Electrical Wholesaler until her life changed in a blink of a moment. On the 4th January 2009, Caz was getting ready for work when she had a coughing fit, collapsed and hit her head on the bathtub. She was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious where she was diagnosed with a Grade 4 brain haemorrhage. Whilst in intensive care she suffered two strokes and faced numerous major operations. Caz was left with severe, irreversible brain damage, paralysed from the neck down, lost her speech and the family told that she would require 24-hour care for the rest of her life. Caz spent the next seven years in hospital in a high-care facility. In the long term, the Electrical Industries Charity has a goal, through its Challenge for a Cause, to raise £250,000 to purchase a fit-for-purpose house.[/p][p][url=https://www.electricalcharity.org/index.php/fundraising/challenge-for-a-cause/2017-2018]https://www.electricalcharity.org/index.php/fundraising/challenge-for-a-cause/2017-2018[/url][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

29 Apr 2018


Challenge for a Cause-Caz Dickinson(EIC)

Challenge for a Cause-Caz Dickinson(EIC)


The Electrical Industries Charity

The Electrical Industries Charity



Tony Martin

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Good luck mate, if it was done on effort you would have already finished. Every faith your get round, to bloody stubborn not to.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Good luck, don’t run out of puff too early


Bob Kim x

Good Luck Matt, exceedingly brave of you!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Rachel T

Good luck Matthew! X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



Good Luck Matt! Im sure you will smash it X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Steve & Liz

Go for it Matt! Steve is with you in spirit attempting the 'ironsittingonsofa' challenge. Much Love Liz, Steve, Sophie and Callum xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


MCM Insurance

Take some of Bradley Wiggin's asthma cure!! All the best! MCM



GRaham Tull

Good luck mate I'm sure you'll nail it.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Matt great cause mate